Grateful Dead Live at Hollywood Palladium on 1972-09-09
The Promised Land
Me And My Uncle
Black Throated Wind
Playing In The Band
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Friend Of The Devil
He's Gone ->
One More Saturday Night
Second source: sbd: mr> dat > cdr > shn > wav > flac
- as Zeb mentions in his notes below, there was some distortion. I have reduced or removed it with some degree of success. The result is very pleasing.
- I have patched Playin' at approx 0:08 (for approximately 1.5 seconds) and Truckin at 12:36 (for approximately 5 seconds) with the sbd source
- I have repaired a considerable number of small drop-outs and partial drop-outs.
- I have cleaned up the transitions and cross-faded, I also added back the sections that Zeb had faded out, just a personal preference!
- I decided to include Stella Blue and Saturday Night, from the sbd source, so that the show is complete. Before doing so, I eq'd these tracks so that the sound was more in keeping with the rest of show. I also eq'd the patch in Truckin'
- remastering was done with iZotope Ozone and Waves. Hiss reduction with Steinberg Clean
Zeb's notes 10-20-05:
I downloaded this show from the Lossless Legs site (www.shnflac.net) a few months ago...when I gave it a first listen for sonic quality, I found that it was pitched too slow...so, after testing it numerous times to get the sound right (I don't claim to have perfect pitch, and I'm not a musician - but I have been listening to the Dead for nearly 25 years and feel I have a decent ear for their voices), I did the following:
- I merged the wavs for disc 1 into a big file using WavMerge, and corrected the pitch (to my ears) using GoldWave, then I did the same for discs 2 & 3...
Each of the 3 big files needed to be pitched up 1 semitone, and then they needed these additional tweaks (GoldWave calls it fine-tuning): disc 1 by -1 cent, disc 2 by -2 cents, and disc 3 by +8 cents...additional tweaks were made per the recommendation of a musician friend of mine (thanks Dr. Dave!), who knew upon first listen that a song wasn't pitched correctly by the song's key (guitar sounded sharp, piano notes were flat, etc.) - those adjustments were for d1t02,03 & 08 all of which needed a +1 cent speed change........now it's about as good as it's gonna get!
I added fades at the end of the 3 discs (after Deal, He's Gone and Sugar Magnolia), and needed to do some pitch correction to the lion's share of Playin' (there was a cut)...the same was true of Truckin', where the tape flip occurred...
I left the reel pauses intact, and located my track splits so that the reel pauses were at the beginning of the tracks - that seemed to be the most logical place for them...
I gotta say - this show is great! The crowd enthusiastically claps along with the beat during several numbers, and it spurs the Dead on to great heights of ensemble playing!
This is indeed an awesome recording, especially for 1972 - it does need some work, though...many times, the microphone(s?) and tape deck just couldn't handle the sheer intensity and volume of what was being played, and so there is some distortion present...but it doesn't diminish the enjoyment I get from listening to this wonderful slice of history!
Subject: Listenable sound ...
Subject: stars and stripes
and teh show ends with a plucky rendition of STARS AND STRIPES, jerry, bobby and keith biding their time after the encore, apparently waiting to see if phil will resurface to play some more!
but alas, NO DICE, as weir reports phil was "last seen heading out the back door with a little philly"?
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